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Barack Obama has praised the anti-poverty campaigning of England footballer Marcus Rashford.
In a Zoom meeting, the former United States president told Mr Rashford he was “way ahead of where I was” at that age.
The Manchester United footballer has run high-profile campaigns to prevent child hunger and illiteracy in disadvantaged young people across the UK, said: “When President Obama speaks, all you want to do is listen.”
The former president told Mr Rashford that social movements often started with young people – but the footballer said they often “don’t understand how powerful their voice is”.
He also said that when he was younger he had no expectation of becoming president: “If I had had more talent I would have probably preferred to be a professional athlete, like Marcus.”
The men, in a meeting set up by the publishers Penguin, discussed the former president’s memoir and shared experiences, such as being raised by single mothers and their involvement in community projects.BBC News YouTube Channel
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